Caring for survivors of sexual violence in Nairobi, Kenya


Since 2008, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided comprehensive care for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Eastlands area of Nairobi, Kenya. Along with supporting four government health centers, MSF runs Lavender House, a dedicated clinic offering specialized SGBV medical and mental health services.

The clinic provides free, comprehensive care, including a 24-hour toll-free emergency hotline, ambulances to pick up or refer patients, and a community mobilization team to raise awareness and link people with vital services. With limited access to local SGBV care, Lavender House treats patients from the entire Eastlands area and parts of greater Nairobi county.